Religion briefs

Ministry Fair slated Sunday at St. Mark's Episcopal

The different ministries of St. Mark's Episcopal Church will be highlighted at a Ministry Fair at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the parish hall at 140 N. Oakdale Ave. The fair will occur between the two Sunday worship services at 8 and 10 a.m. An all-parish barbecue will be held at 11:15 a.m.

A weekly Bible study will begin at 9:45 a.m. Mondays starting Sept. 9. Rev. Tom Murphy will lead the group on the book of Ephesians.

A book group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays to study a religious book.

Call 541-773-3111 or see

RVUUF service entails 'The Gathering of Waters'

Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a service on "The Gathering of Waters" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Attendees will participate in the service by blending water representing summer experiences and shared connections. Child care is provided.

Following the service, a luncheon will be held featuring chicken, burgers, vegetables and ice cream. Call 541-482-4755.

Events scheduled at the Center for Spiritual Living

Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will give a sermon on "Asking and Maximizing" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3581 Lear Way. A children's program will be presented during the service.

An ongoing study group will continue its discussion of "Conversations with God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Books are shared. Call 541-734-8581.

Medford Unitarian Universalists meet Sunday

Medford Unitarian Universalist will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The program will be "Meet Grandma Aggie," a presentation by Agnes Baker Pilgrim, a descendant of tribal leaders and honored as a "Living Treasure" by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. Call 541-899-1026.

High Holy Days held at Temple Emek Shalom

Temple Emek Shalom will hold Kol Nidre services at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at 1800 E. Main St.

Yom Kippur services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, with services for children ages 3 to 7 at 10 a.m., and services for children ages 8 to 12 at 11 a.m. Childcare for younger children will be available.

Contemplative music and meditation will be offered at 3 p.m. Saturday, a Yizkor service will follow at 4 p.m., a Mincha and musical healing service will be held at 5 p.m. A Neilah concluding service will begin at 6:30 p.m. See

'Day of Mindfulness' held at Peaceful Refuge Sangha

Peaceful Refuge Sangha will hold "A Day of Mindfulness" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Kharmacharya Barbara Casey will lead a teaching titled "The Power of Gratitude: a Revolutionary Path to Transformation and Happiness."

Events will include meditation, teachings, outdoor walking, relaxation and a silent meal. Cost is a suggested donation of $25, and preregistration is encouraged. Email or call 541-708-5170.

Christ Unity Church lesson titled 'Your Inheritance'

Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson on "Your Inheritance" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

Silent unity prayer services are held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and are followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. A sacred healing meditation will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 14. Call 541-772-6902 or see

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